Hold on to Peace - Image courtesy Ira Mitchell-Kirk

Hold on to Peace - Image courtesy Ira Mitchell-Kirk

Monday, 23 April 2012

Cassino, 17 - 31 May 2012

The works that arrive early for the next Legato exhibition in Cassino will be published on this blog in the next three weeks.  This year there will be a section for photographs to complement the art works, and artists will be painting on site during the exhibition.

Also on display will be the beautiful and most sensitively written and illustrated children's book "Anzac Day Parade" by Glenda Kane and Lisa Allen, and the recent publication "The Battles for Cassino Then and Now" by Jeff Plowman and Perry Rowe.  Artists who travelled to Italy in 2010 were lucky enough to have Perry guide them through some of the history of the Battles of Cassino as they toured the area by bus.

Michele Di Lonardo (Proloco, Cassino) has kindly offered to organise the photographic section and the inauguration of the exhbition this year, and this assistance is much appreciated.  Last year Michele translated the floor talk by featured artist Regan Balzer for French visitors.

The exhibition will be in the Sala Pietro Malatesta at the Biblioteca Comunale, the same venue as in 2010 and 2011.

There are no artists travelling from overseas to participate this year, a sign of the financial times and also a result of people waiting for the bigger commemorations on the 70th anniversary of the battles in 2014. My thanks go to those who have already delivered or sent artworks for this year's exhibition.  

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